Posted January 6, 2022
This is a station editorial, I'm Randal J. Miller, station president.
These days, we're hearing a lot about what's called the "Cancel Culture." After doing some reading on this phenonomeon, I learned that its basic belief is when
we attribute goodness and permissible behavior to ourselves, while at the same time attributing badness and poor behavior to someone else.
An on-line article from the Denver Catholic web site says those being cancelled fall into one of three categories:
First, there are the people who behave in a bad way or hold a reprehensible belief, but these things are generally unknown; when they become known, the person is cancelled.
Second, you have people who have something from their past that surface which reflects poorly upon them. The difference between them and the first group is that the thing from their past is no longer who they are; nevertheless, they get cancelled.
Finally, there are people who live out traditional values and/or hold opinions which have become unacceptable by a segment of the population. These people have not been exposed nor are they living differently than in the past, they have just wandered into a part of our society where they are not welcome.
According to this Denver Catholic article, the principal error of "Cancel Culture" is that it lacks mercy. No apology is good enough for those who are "offended."
So, how are we to react to those who are applying the "Cancel Culture" to their relationship with us? By holding firm to our beliefs, not to be belligerent or intolerant, leading our lives in a way that our life and faith is compelling, not obnoxious.
And, while none of us, myself included, should ever be judgemental, we must show love and understanding to respect others. One of the first verses I ever learned in Sunday School was to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
That's our opinion, we welcome yours. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.